Amanda Van Benschoten, Kentucky Enquirer http://weku.fm en Bridge Inspection Focuses on Outdated Steel http://weku.fm/post/bridge-inspection-focuses-outdated-steel <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111011/BIZ01/110120316/Cropper-Bridge-inspection-focuses-outdated-steel?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">n inspection is under way this week on the I-275 Carroll C. Cropper Bridge </a>between Kentucky and Indiana to determine whether the span has any structural problems caused by outdated steel. At issue is a type of 1960s-era steel known as T-1 steel. The material was linked to a crack discovered in a load-bearing beam of Louisville&#39;s I-64 Sherman Minton Bridge, which closed on Sept. 9. As a result, the Federal Highway Administration urged states to do special inspections of all bridges that contain T-1 steel components. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:58:15 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, Kentucky Enquirer 14127 at http://weku.fm Bridge Inspection Focuses on Outdated Steel Obama To Visit Aging KY Bridge http://weku.fm/post/obama-visit-aging-ky-bridge <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110915/NEWS0108/309150100/ "><strong>For more than a decade,</strong></a> community leaders have been trying to make the case that replacing the aging Brent Spence Bridge is critically important for the entire nation, not just Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.<br />They&rsquo;ll get that chance next week, when President Barack Obama visits the bridge to tout the importance of it and other infrastructure projects. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:59:50 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, Kentucky Enquirer 12580 at http://weku.fm Obama To Visit Aging KY Bridge Northern KY Receives Transportation Grant http://weku.fm/post/northern-ky-receives-transportation-grant <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110817/BIZ01/108180323/Grant-will-ease-471-congestion?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">A key Northern Kentucky transportation artery </a>will get a major safety fix and a much-needed facelift, thanks to a federal transportation grant awarded Wednesday. Interstate 471 will be rehabilitated and repaved. The rehabilitation of I-471 will benefit tens of thousands of drivers. The 30-year-old interstate connects U.S. 27 in Highland Heights to I-71 in Cincinnati. I-471 is just 5.75 miles long, but average daily traffic is roughly 90,000 vehicles. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:14:54 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, Kentucky Enquirer 10797 at http://weku.fm Officials Deflect Blame on NASCAR Mess http://weku.fm/post/officials-deflect-blame-nascar-mess <p><a href="http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110711/BIZ01/307110086/">The Kentucky Speedway offered </a>tickets to future NASCAR races to thousands of fans who missed Saturday&rsquo;s Sprint Cup Series race because of massive traffic jams that ensnared them for hours outside the racetrack. The ticket offer came Monday as a top Kentucky state lawmaker called for legislative hearings and Gov. Steve Beshear said he&rsquo;ll assemble a team to explore the cause of hours-long gridlock that tarnished what should have been a triumphant day for both the track and the state.</p><p> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:09:45 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, Kentucky Enquirer 8369 at http://weku.fm